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The '''Boone and Crockett Club''' is a hunter-conservationist organization founded in the United States in 1887 by Theodore Roosevelt. The club was named in honor of hunter-heroes of the day, Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett, whom the club's founders viewed as pioneering men who hunted extensively while opening the frontier, but realized the consequences of overharvesting game. In addition to authoring a famous "fair chase" statement of hunter ethics, the club worked for the expansion and protection of Yellowstone National Park and the establishment of American Conservation in general. The Club and its members were also responsible for the elimination of commercial market hunting, creation of the National Park Service|National Park and United States Forest Service|National Forest Services, National Wildlife Refuge system, wildlife reserves, and funding mechanisms for conservation, all under the umbrella of what is...
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